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Employees support March for Babies in Louisiana

Louisiana March of DimesThis is the 22nd consecutive year of CNP’s participation in the March for Babies. Kenny Mercado, division senior vice president of Smart Grid development and executive walk chairman, set a companywide goal of increasing both the number of participants and monetary donations by 10 percent. “I couldn’t be more proud of our employees who, despite the difficult economy, far surpassed our goal,” said Mercado. “In total, we registered 2,520 walkers and raised more than $167,000 for the March of Dimes. The fight against infant mortality, birth defects and premature birth rates is challenging, and our employees rose to the task of supporting this noble cause in a huge way.”

New Iberia, La., employees raised $6,545 in employee and corporate contributions. “I showed up to support both my CNP family and my own family,” said Amy Sonnier, secretary. “My family’s team raised more than $800 and marched in memory of my niece.” Lindy Broussard, area manager, was this year’s walk revenue chairman. CNP team members, including (pictured left to right) Sonnier; Sonnier’s daughter, Robyn Sonnier; Broussard; and Kempton Collins, senior marketing consultant; cooked hot dogs and served them to the walkers after they crossed the finish line.